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Two shrimp tacos on a plate with cilantro lime slaw.
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Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Bacon Slaw

These shrimp tacos are a flavor explosion! They strike the perfect balance between spicy shrimp, crisp and slaw, and creamy avocado. I guarantee you'll make this shrimp taco recipe again and again!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: shrimp taco recipe, shrimp tacos
Servings: 8 tacos
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

Shrimp

  • 1 pound large raw shrimp shells removed and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Slaw

  • 8 ounces bacon
  • ¼ medium green cabbage core removed and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups (not packed) cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

To Assemble & Garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay the bacon on top. Cook the bacon for 18-20 minutes, or until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to dry, then crumble into pieces.
    Baking bacon on a sheet pan for shrimp tacos.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cabbage, crumbled bacon, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.
    Cilantro lime slaw in a bowl for shrimp tacos
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the raw shrimp, chipotle powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and olive oil, until well coated.
  • Heat a sauté pan on medium heat and cook the shrimp for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Alternatively, you can grill the shrimp.
  • Assemble the tacos by adding several pieces of shrimp and topping with a spoonful of slaw, a few slices of avocado, and a drizzle of lime crema.
    Shrimp tacos on a plate with lime crema.

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Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 386IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 3mg